ArtPlay Classes

Pre-K

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    Creative Movement

    Ages 3 - 5 | Saturdays | 9:00 am - 9:45 am

    In this class, students will use their imaginations to bring stories and characters to life through movement to music and rhythms. Activities in this class will promote body...

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    Me, You, Paint & Glue

    Ages 2 - 3 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Join Birmingham’s favorite Wacky Nanny as you create new masterpieces. These simple projects will help your child develop the artist inside, and he or she will have fun...

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    Wiggle, Giggle, Dance & Sing

    Ages 3.5 - 5 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    Through a mixture of silly songs, rhythms, musical games, and creative dances, students will deepen their understanding and love of music while developing motor skills and making friends.

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    Creative Wacky Wonders

    Ages 3 - 5 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    This mixed-media art class with the Wacky Nanny focuses on imagination and creation. Children will be led through projects that will open their creative minds and allow them...

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    Together Making Music

    Ages 1 - 3 | Saturdays | 11:00 am - 11:45 am

    A class for parents and children to enjoy making music together. Families will learn fun, easy songs paired with simple movements to increase your child’s motor skills and...

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    Act Your Age

    Ages 3 - 5 | Mondays | 10:00 am - 10:45 am

    All the world’s a stage and Ms. Mary is ready to take you on a journey through guided activities that will awaken your child’s mind. Parents will delight...

Elementary & Middle

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    A Visual Arts Journey Section A

    Ages 7 - 9 | Tuesdays | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Students will will embark on a journey to experiment with a variety of visual arts genres, from drawing and painting to mixed media and mosaics. The class is...

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    A Visual Arts Journey Section B

    Ages 10 - 12 | Tuesdays | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Students will will embark on a journey to experiment with a variety of visual arts genres, from drawing and painting to mixed media and mosaics. The class is...

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    Comic, Character, Creation

    Ages 10 - 14 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Learn the basics of cartooning and rendering characters of a wide variety, from caricatures to comic books. Students will learn to re-create existing characters or design one from...

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    Intro to Musical Theatre

    Ages 7 - 12 | Thursdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Sing and dance in Broadway-style numbers while discovering the rich history of the American musical theatre tradition. Learn to become a triple threat by honing your skills in...

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    Acting Out Theatre Workshops Section A

    Ages 7 - 9 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Actor and educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theatre. Students will learn theatre games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application and voice &

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    Acting Out Theatre Workshops Section B

    Ages 10 - 12 | Saturdays | 11:10 am - 12:10 pm

    Actor and educator Darrell Revel will guide participants through the basics of theatre. Students will learn theatre games, improvisation, monologues, scene work, stage make-up application and voice &

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    Ukulele Orchestra for Kids

    Ages 10 - 14 | Mondays | 4:30 am - 5:30 am

    Join Ms. Emmy as she shares her love for all things ukulele! This joyous art form will introduce kids to silly songs and the basics of playing music...

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    Ukulele Orchestra for Teens

    Ages 13 - 16 | Mondays | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Some of your favorite artists are performing music on the ukulele! Mary Elizabeth Neal is hip to what’s exciting in music and will guide you through a musical...

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    ArtPlay & Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

    Ages 12 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, and explore tech; this workshop...

High School

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    Beginning Charcoal and Soft Pastel

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    ArtPlay delights when teaching artists teach their passion. Now, you can join local teaching artist Andy Jordan as he guides you through the basics of working with charcoal...

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    The Acting Studios For Young Actors

    Ages 14 - 18 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – the heart of the method – to focus on nailing that tricky audition piece.

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    Comic, Character, Creation

    Ages 10 - 14 | Wednesdays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Learn the basics of cartooning and rendering characters of a wide variety, from caricatures to comic books. Students will learn to re-create existing characters or design one from...

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    Machine - Sewing: The Basics

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Forget those times you tried sewing with your mother (unless the memories are good) and forget failing Home Economics- this class puts the fun back in sewing by...

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    The Acting Studios: On Stage

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join acting favorite Susan McCain as she uses her joy in “the method” and guides students in presenting an actual production. Class will meet for 9 weeks and...

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    Improvisational Comedy For Teens

    Ages 13 - 17 | Mondays | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    This class will teach the fundamentals of long-form improvisation, including how to create strong characters, play at the top of one’s intelligence, and build strong comedic scenes together...

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    Ukulele Orchestra for Teens

    Ages 13 - 16 | Mondays | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    Some of your favorite artists are performing music on the ukulele! Mary Elizabeth Neal is hip to what’s exciting in music and will guide you through a musical...

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    ArtPlay & Theatre UAB Musical Theatre Workshop

    Ages 12 - 18 | Saturdays | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Join Theatre UAB and ArtPlay as you explore the world of musical theatre. Build your audition book, develop a character, create a resume, and explore tech; this workshop...

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    Intermediate Hand - Sewing

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Have you tried your hand at embroidery or cross-stitch? Have you made a quilt or two? If you’ve got a love for fabrics and hand work and you...

Adult

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    Memoir: Better Than Fiction

    Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    You, your words and your stories are the focus of this class. You will read some example memoirs, but most of the time will be spent generating and...

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    Rhythm and Moves

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    This fun and unconventional adult dance class will contain a colorful blend of styles influenced by street dance, new style and popular music. Lively choreography will be taught...

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    Beginning Charcoal and Soft Pastel

    Ages 16 - Adult | Tuesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    ArtPlay delights when teaching artists teach their passion. Now, you can join local teaching artist Andy Jordan as he guides you through the basics of working with charcoal...

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    Machine - Sewing: The Basics

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Forget those times you tried sewing with your mother (unless the memories are good) and forget failing Home Economics- this class puts the fun back in sewing by...

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    The Acting Studios

    Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Teaching artist Susan McCain follows legendary Lee Strasberg’s design, beginning with Sensory work – the heart of the method – to focus on nailing that tricky audition piece.

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    The Acting Studios: On Stage

    Ages 16 - Adult | Thursdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join acting favorite Susan McCain as she uses her joy in “the method” and guides students in presenting an actual production. Class will meet for 9 weeks and...

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    The Art And Craft Of Hand-Sewing

    Mondays | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Join us for ArtPlay’s first lunchtime learning option for adults. You don’t need a sewing machine to create functional or decorative objects from fabric. Hand-sewing is a versatile...

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    Get Up, Stand Up… Comedy

    Mondays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Is your life full of good material? Have you ever had the dream of performing your own comedy set in front of an audience? Join local stand-up comedian...

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    Beginning Bookbinding

    Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Book arts are all around us in the form of journals, cookbooks, sketchbooks and more. Join Trent Thomas as he teaches you how to first construct a book...

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    Back To The Uke-Ture

    Mondays | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    For returning Ukulele Orchestra Students. Relive the Magic!

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    Intermediate Hand - Sewing

    Ages 16 - Adult | Wednesdays | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Have you tried your hand at embroidery or cross-stitch? Have you made a quilt or two? If you’ve got a love for fabrics and hand work and you...